Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
A discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace and what the employer can do to minimize the possibility of it happening within their confines.
# 29103 | 1,132 words | 12 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Jul 15, 2003 in Business (Human Resources) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Labor Studies (General)
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Within this paper, an overview is provided of sexual harassment in the workplace. A brief historical examination of sexual harassment is offered that highlights major issues and events that helped to make it an important workplace concern. This is followed by a conceptualization of sexual harassment as it is currently recognized and applied within the American workplace. After this, a discussion is presented as to the role employers assume in preventing sexual harassment.
From the Paper:"While the term "sexual harassment" was not extensively used prior to the 1970s, historical documents, narratives, articles, and books about women and work, as well as legal records, have been used to confirm its existence. An examination of such historical information throughout US history provides evidence of the experiences of women in the workplace and the occurrence of sexual harassment. Examples include the encounters and degradation of women, who worked for wages as domestic servants, factory workers or shop girls, as they faced various forms of coercion at the hands of their employers, the sexual exploitation of enslaved African women at the hands of white owners, the owners' sons, and overseers, and the continued sexual subjugation of both white women and women of color well into the 20th century."
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